September has been and gone and will go down as one of the worst in recent times. Although we managed 3 fish this last week, it still only brings our monthly total to 8………which is over 80% down of the 5 yr average.
Understandably so, the angling pressure on both club and private beats drops significantly when times are as tough as this. However I must praise Wilson and Spencer parties this last week, who fished hard and proved that perseverance sometimes pays off. They landed 3 salmon and lost another. Well done!
We now move into October and the last 2 weeks of our season. Some significant rain is arriving today (so they say) so this will surely increase water levels and may just start to push fish back down the Spean into the Lochy, where they will eventually spawn. This can often present an opportunity for the angler as the salmon look to take up new lies.
I am not as confident regarding any new fish arriving now, but in a season like this, you just never know.
A few more of these would be nice!